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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Abstracted \Ab*stract"ed\, adjective

1. Separated or disconnected; withdrawn; removed; apart.

The evil abstracted stood from his own evil. --Milton.

2. Separated from matter; abstract; ideal. [Obs.]

3. Abstract; abstruse; difficult. [Obs.] --Johnson.

4. Inattentive to surrounding objects; absent in mind. "An abstracted scholar." --Johnson.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Abstract \Ab*stract"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Abstracted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abstracting}.] [See {Abstract}, adjective]

1. To withdraw; to separate; to take away.

He was incapable of forming any opinion or resolution abstracted from his own prejudices. --Sir W. Scott.

2. To draw off in respect to interest or attention; as, his was wholly abstracted by other objects.

The young stranger had been abstracted and silent. --Blackw. Mag.

3. To separate, as ideas, by the operation of the mind; to consider by itself; to contemplate separately, as a quality or attribute. --Whately.

4. To epitomize; to abridge. --Franklin.

5. To take secretly or dishonestly; to purloin; as, to abstract goods from a parcel, or money from a till.

Von Rosen had quietly abstracted the bearing-reins from the harness. --W. Black.

6. (Chem.) To separate, as the more volatile or soluble parts of a substance, by distillation or other chemical processes. In this sense extract is now more generally used.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

abstracted

adjective

1: lost in thought; showing preoccupation; "an absent stare"; "an absentminded professor"; "the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence" [syn: {absent}, {absentminded}, {abstracted}, {scatty}]


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